[Federal Register: May 23, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 100)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Hawaii in the Possession of the National Museum of Health and
Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains from Hawaii in the
possession of the National Museum of Health and Medicine [formerly the
Army Medical Museum (AMM)], Armed Forces Institute of Pathology,
Washington, DC.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by National
Museum of Health and Medicine professional staff in consultation with
representatives of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, Kauai/Niihau
Island Burial Council, Molokai Island Burial Council, Hawai'i Island
Burial Council, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    Before 1876, human remains representing one individual were
collected from an unknown site in Hawaii by W.H. Jones for the
Smithsonian Institution. In 1876, these human remains were transferred
to the AMM from the Smithsonian Institution. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on accession records, this individual has been identified as
Native Hawaiian.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
removed from an ``old battlefield'' on Oahu by W.R. DeWitt, Assistant
Surgeon, U.S. Army. In 1862, these human remains were sent to the AMM.
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based on accession records, this individual has been identified as
Native Hawaiian.
    Before 1869, human remains representing one individual were taken
from Kauai by person(s) unknown under unknown circumstances. In 1869,
these human remains were transferred to the AMM from the Smithsonian
Institution. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    Based on accession records, this individual has been identified as
Native Hawaiian.

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    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the National
Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology have
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains
listed above represent the physical remains of three individuals of
Native American ancestry. Officials of the National Museum of Health
and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology have also determined
that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared
group identity which can be reasonably traced between these Native
American human remains and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, Kauai/
Niihau Island Burial Council, Molokai Island Burial Council, Hawai'i
Island Burial Council, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
    This notice has been sent to officials of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O
Hawai'i Nei, Kauai/Niihau Island Burial Council, Molokai Island Burial
Council, Hawai'i Island Burial Council, and the Office of Hawaiian
Affairs. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself
to be culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Dr.
Lenore Barbian, Collection Manager, National Museum of Health and
Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Walter Reed Army medical
Center, Bldg. 54, Washington, DC 20036; telephone: (202) 782-2203;
email: barbian@afip.osd.mil , before June 22, 2000. Repatriation of the
human remains to Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei may begin after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations
within this notice.

    Dated: May 8, 2000.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Manager, Archeology and
Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 00-12851 Filed 5-22-00; 8:45 am]
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